WWF: Monday Night Raw (08.02.93)

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Monday Night Raw
August 2, 1993
Alexandria Bay, NY
Castle Recreation Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Yokozuna (6/13/1993)
Intercontinental Champion: Shawn Michaels (6/6/1993)
World Tag Team Champions: The Steiner Brothers (6/19/1993)

Flashback to last week when Doink challenged Randy Savage to a match, and freaked everyone out with TWO more Doinks.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan.

From the back, the all-American, Super Patriotic, Red, White, and Blue-clad Randy Savage declares that here in the Land of 1000 Islands, he’s prepared to face 1000 Doinks. He might have a *little* surprise for Doink tonight, too. DIG IT, YEAH.

  • WWF World Tag Team Champions The Steiner Brothers vs. Barry Horowitz & Duane Gill

Ha, I love this jobber team. Horowitz has handprints all over his neon green and black tights. Vince announces the Steiners have signed an open contract to face anybody at SummerSlam. Heenan calls them *real* bright guys. FRANKENSTEINER to Gill finishes this up at 2:46.

Who is Lex Luger? This is the first of the five-part interview series. He talks about growing up as a kid whose parents decided that he had to get good grades in order to play sports, which he did and became quite the athlete. When it comes to his confidence and self-esteem, people have always mistaken his shyness for arrogance. Quite the hard pill to swallow after he had been very well known and received as the Narcissist a month ago. Can’t get much worse than that.

  • Adam Bomb (w/Johnny Polo) vs. Tony Roy

Vince uses this match to hype a USA network movie entitled “Bobby and Marilyn”. Heenan thinks it’s about his so-called “affair” with Marilyn Quayle. Neutron Bomb sets up the ATOM SMASHER in 2:19.

  • Randy Savage vs. Doink the Clown

Savage has had enough of Doink’s shenanigans while he’s sitting at the announce table and he’s here to make Doink PAY. Like usual, Doink is CALCULATING with the way he starts the match. When Savage armdrags him away, he makes Savage make a mistake by raking the eyes. This infuriates Savage so much, that he brings a chair into the ring. While the ref is getting the chair away from him, Doink blasts him from behind and starts beating the crap out of Savage. He grabs a Boston crab (complete with counterproductive rope leverage!). Once Savage is up, Doink misses a charge and gets nailed with a running knee from behind to send Doink to the floor. Just as we go to commercial, Savage gets yanked into the ringpost. AND WE’RE BACK! Doink has Savage in the ring stuck in a hangman’s neckbreaker. After going corner to corner, Doink delivers a belly to belly suplex for two. Abdominal stretch is applied, but Savage hiptosses out and takes a swing at ref Dave Hebner. Savage escapes a chinlock, but runs into a slam to set up the WHOOPIE CUSHION! Oh, but Savage moves. Doink cuts off the comeback by throwing Savage out to the floor. Just when things are going Doink’s way, Savage crawls underneath the ring and on the other side pops out a MACHO MIDGET! Once Doink spots the little person and has a good laugh, he chases the midget back around the ring over to where Savage pops out from under the apron to grab Doink for a slam. Back inside, Doink gets caught in a small package for the 1-2-3. (9:31 shown) Leave it to Randy Savage to use a page out of an evil clown’s playbook for his own sick revenge. Silly finish aside, this was pretty solid. **½

We are joined by Ted DiBiase via telephone. He vows revenge on Razor Ramon for sticking his nose where it didn’t belong this past weekend against the 1-2-3 Kid on Wrestling Challenge. Despite Heenan’s efforts, DiBiase hangs up because Vince shows the footage. Razor Ramon walks down the aisle and DiBiase gets overconfident as he lays back on top of the Kid only to be rolled back for the 1-2-3. Razor stands around after the fact and laughs in DiBiase’s face to cause problems until some refs and agents break it up.

Hey look, it’s Jim Cornette from Smoky Mountain Wrestling’s WWF debut! Bobby Heenan is so happy to see him here in the WWF as they exchange pleasantries calling each other the greatest manager ever in wrestling. Cornette threatens the Steiner brothers and their WWF tag team belts with his Heavenly Bodies.

  • Mr. Perfect vs. Barry Hardy

Jim Cornette joins Vince and Heenan for color commentary. It’s almost too much fun. Perfect gets a little rough with Hardy chopping him real good and ripping off his singlet. PERFECTPLEX ends him at 2:40.

NEXT WEEK: Yokozuna/Luger contract signing! Tatanka meets Mr. Hughes! The Heavenly Bodies debut in the WWF!

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